Journal article

A systematic review of the effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as an addition to mammography and ultrasound in screening young women at high risk of breast cancer

SJ Lord, W Lei, P Craft, JN Cawson, I Morris, S Walleser, A Griffiths, S Parker, N Houssami

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been proposed as an additional screening test for young women at high risk of breast cancer in whom mammography alone has poor sensitivity. We conducted a systematic review to assess the effectiveness of adding MRI to mammography with or without breast ultrasound and clinical breast examination (CBE) in screening this population. We found consistent evidence in 5 studies that adding MRI provides a highly sensitive screening strategy (sensitivity range: 93-100%) compared to mammography alone (25-59%) or mammography plus ultrasound+/-CBE (49-67%). Meta-analysis of the three studies that compared MRI plus mammography versus mammography alone showed th..

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